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Job Title: Program Manager
Job Number: 19-00113
Organization: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Posted: 11/20/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tacoma,  WA    USA
Position Description: Are you skilled and experienced in leading epidemiology, community health assessment and program evaluation project teams? Do you enjoy working closely with colleagues, community leaders, businesses, professionals and elected officials to clarify internal and external customer requirements and data needs? If this is you, join us as Program Manager - Epidemiology, Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE), in our Assessment and Planning program.

*****This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.*****

Some of what you'll do: •Provide leadership and direction to epidemiology program staff or project teams in the Assessment & Evaluation program. •Conduct epidemiologic analyses and provide oversight for others conducting those analyses. •Mentor, coach and supervise Epidemiologist I and II positions, including hiring, training, employee performance review, investigation and resolution of disciplinary matters. •Develop, implement and update a public health informatics plan for the Department, including priorities, strategies and objectives. •Negotiate and manage grants, interagency agreements or similar revenue contracts. •Work collaboratively with information technology (IT) and communications staff on informatics and data visualization efforts. •Provide oversight and quality control for data reports and deliverables.

What you bring to the table: Competency in:•Supervising, motivating and developing others: Inspires employees to demonstrate commitment to their work and overall organizational excellence; Uses appropriate rewards and incentives to encourage high levels of performance. Understands and incorporates various learning styles; takes steps to create a culture of continuous learning. Provides effective leadership, direction and supervision. •Leading teams: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; facilitates cooperation and engages team members in accomplishing group/organizational goals; adapts one's leadership styles to meet the needs of team members. Includes employees in decision making and planning processes. •Communication: Communicates effectively, clearly and concisely; asks questions designed to deepen understanding. Develops and/or translates complex professional information into understandable messages and talking points for nontechnical audiences. •Project management: Creates and implements plans to complete projects on time and within budget; anticipates and reacts to outside influences that may affect project completion; monitors project progress and evaluates final outcomes. •Change management: Serves as a positive agent for changes in the organization's structural assignment, climate or operational processes. Ensures effective implementation of required changes.

Necessary Job-Specific Technical Skills include:•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply advanced epidemiologic principles, practices and techniques. •Knowledge of and ability to apply advanced inferential statistics to work performed. •Demonstrated ability to adapt epidemiologic principles of design and measurement to socially-based problems. •Experience with SPSS, STATA or comparable statistical analysis software. •Ability to apply understanding of disparate health outcomes and root causes of poor health. •Ability to work with and develop big datasets, databases, and data visualization presentations such as dashboards and storymaps. •Ability to synthesize and map disparate datasets via code-based language.

Qualifications: Who should apply: Those with at least a Bachelor's degree and five years experience in a related health field, business management or public administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

Desirable: Master's level degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field (includes an MPH with an epidemiology emphasis), or experience supervising epidemiologists.

Organization Description: Public Health

Closing Date: 2/20/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Christina Jamerson,  Program Manager
Contact Location: 3629 South D Street

Tacoma   WA  98418
Contact Location: 3629 South D Street
  Tacoma   WA  98418
Contact Phone: 2537984704 2537984704
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Contact Email:
Web Address: 3629 South D Street
How to Apply: Apply online: to-/jobs/employment/employment-opportunities

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